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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-24-2007, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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US sailor charged in Sydney

AN American sailor has been remanded in custody by a Sydney court charged with using the internet to groom an Australian child for sex.

The sailor was arrested by detectives from the NSW child exploitation unit when he arrived at Sydney airport yesterday, from Rockhampton, where he was part of the joint US-Australian exercise Talisman Sabre.

The sailor allegedly had an online conversation with a NSW police detective posing as a 14-year-old girl, Parramatta Bail Court was told yesterday.

Charged with using the internet to groom a person under 16 years of age for sex, he remained in a cell below the court after refusing to appear in the public dock.

A legal aid lawyer acting on his behalf made no application for bail which was refused by registrar David Piper, who remanded the sailor in custody to appear today.

US military lawyers will argue that they should take over the case in a submission that will be opposed by NSW police.

"The US military is asking for jurisdiction in this case," said US military spokesman Lieutenant Chris Maddison.

However, local sources say harsher US penalties and court martial proceedings overseas do not outweigh any potential deterrence value gained from the publicity of a successful Australian prosecution.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-24-2007, 01:10 PM
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Well there are a lot of strange people out there Cookee ALSO a lot of strange types of religions to where children are sold off at nothing prices legally in their countries.

Just that these days such dangeours people to us or our children are now like our next door neighbor due to telephones to all the cellular phones to who knows what else, computers, to fast means of transportation for many yrs ago it took a long time to sail from one country to another.

When you think of it we did not know a darn thing about "middle east" other then what we read or heard from someone that visited it, or Afghanistan, Iraq, so many countries in the Pacific Ocean area, nor did we know about the modern illegal drugs & most people did not know how to make a bomb let alone trigger it by a cellular phone---------like I mean your worst enemie can now be within a few minutes of hitting you or the young ones.
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